Meriken Park

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  • Address: 2 Hatobacho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0042, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

Meriken Park - Review

In 1868, when Japan started letting in foreign tourists and visitors, this area was the wharf where the ships could come in. The name comes from the Japanese translation for 'American'. In the latter half of the twentieth century this became a very popular tourist area, thanks in no small part to the nearby Kobe Port Tower, the Kawasaki Good Times World and the Kobe Maritime Museum. In 1995 a massive earthquake struck the region, which devastated the wharf. It was rebuilt as a maritime park, and there is a memorial to the victims of the earthquake here. To the west of the Kobe Port Tower there is a pier that extends out into the sea.

How To reach Meriken Park by Public Transport

  • JR, Hankyu, and Hanshin Lines stop Motomachi station

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  • Meriken Park Address: 2 Hatobacho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0042, Japan
  • Meriken Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • Meriken Park Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Meriken Park: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Meriken Park

  • 95% of people who visit Kobe include Meriken Park in their plan

  • 38.53% of people start their Meriken Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Meriken Park

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

88.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meriken Park

People normally club together Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory and Kobe Port Tower while planning their visit to Meriken Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Meriken Park, Kobe Reviews

  • The best place in Kobe to visit. But, the coastal area smells bad. Though, there are many good cruise ships but they very old. There is some good location for tourists to have memorable snaps. Especially, this place becomes so gorgeous at evening and night session. Anyway, Starbucks is alao there in an amazing location.

  • Great place to visit. Lots to see and do. There were markets on when we visited. Great displays in pavilions.

  • Very beautiful view both sea and city, clean environment, a little bit windy but awesome moment

  • Wonderful for a walk or just sit and relax with a drink. Beautiful scenery.

  • It's a waterfront plaza, quite a large space and decent views. Not amazing views, and this spot can be skipped if you're only in town briefly or something. Really exposed to wind whenever it's, well, windy.

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